Xiaofeng is a Regional Marketing Director, Howard Industries Inc. She has over 30 years of experience in the areas of Smart Grid, Renewable Energy, Distribution Volt/VAR Optimization, Demand Response, Electricity Market, EMS and DMS. She has worked in various capacities with global leading companies, such as Marketing Director, JA Solar USA; Sr. Project Manager at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Product Manager and China Marketing Manager at ABB Inc., Senior Engineer at Siemens and at Systems Control, Palo Alto, USA. Previously she worked with the Chinese Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) in Beijing, where her OPF application software won a National Scientific Technology Award. She has published widely and recently served as a panelist at industrial conferences, such as she was panelist on “Volt/VAR Optimization in Smart Distribution” at CICED 2014, Shenzhen, China, and she was Smart Grid panelist and panel moderator for UCGEC conferences in China, as well as a panelist on “Market-Based Demand Response” at IEEE 2010 General Meeting, USA.
Ms. Zhang is a Senior Member of IEEE. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and was a PhD Candidate at the Chinese Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).